Brave Pakistani Girl awarded by Ambassador of Pakistan to France

photo-2The Ambassador of Pakistan to France Mr. Ghalib Iqbal has said that Pakistanis living abroad are real ambassadors of the country and that they have great responsibility to conduct themselves in an exemplary way. He was addressing the members of Pakistani Community living in Paris and the staff and officers of the Embassy and their families here in Paris today in connection with celebrations of 74th Independence Day of Pakistan. The ambassador gave away a special award to a brave Pakistani girl, Asifa Aslam who saved many lives by her presence of mind and courage when the apartment she, her family and many other families live in, caught fire accidentally. The ambassador said that had made all Pakistanis living in France proud.

He asked the members of the community to merge and mingle with socio-economic as well as political life of the country they live in. He advised them to respect and observe local laws and ways of life, while maintaining their identity as Pakistanis. He impressed upon them to encourage their children to mix with the population of the host country to enable them to reach at the maximum levels of jobs and acceptance.

photo-1The Ambassador told the community members in his address that in pursuance of Prime Minister’s directives the services provided at the Consular Section have been improved and brought to the level where they can compete with those provided by the Mission of the developed countries in Paris. The member of the community appreciated the improvements and assured of their co-operation. The Ambassador impressed upon the community members to invest in Pakistan in order to contribute to the uplift of the country and its economy.

Earlier, he hoisted the flag as National Anthem was played. Head of Consular Section Ismat Parween read out the messages of the President and the Prime Minister issued on Independence Day.

By Faheem Mirza

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